- U.S.A. Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- World Karate Union Hall of Fame
- Action Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame
- 12 Time Garden State Games Karate Champion
- 3 Time WKU World Champion
Shihan Durand Howard is a 9th Degree Black Belt and Founder of Blue Life Karate. Precise in his teaching yet warm in his delivery, Durand has the ability to teach the core principles with an element of fun that keeps families coming back.